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Gabriel's Gripes - Someone's got it worse

No matter how much money you earn, especially at my age, there never seems to be enough. I pay rent, electricity, internet, car insurance, cell phone, health care and the rest, leaving the income at the end of the month looking pretty small....more >>

My Way

Free the museum!

I've always been a firm believer that government can do very little, if anything, right. That's why I consistently favor divesting it of as much power, money and responsibility as possible....more >>

Guest Column - What we want to say

Olivia Shumaker Review Intern On Monday, February 27, the PTO hosted Dave Opalewski, one of the leading grief recovery experts in the country, to speak to Lake Orion parents about suicide prevention....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Spring forward this weekend, really.

Daylight smackin frackin Savings Time. Or is it Standard Time?

It may seem abrupt or too good to be true, but the start of "summertime" will be here this weekend. I know it's been a winter wonderland of about two-point-three accumulative inches of snow this season, but, just like last year, taking that leap forward in time in March don't seem right....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Cranium collection of noncollectibles

Boys with 3 or 4 older sisters learn to dance way before boys with no siblings. The talent comes easily when waiting outside the bathroom door. I have to give Bob Hope credit for that one....more >>

Editorial

Keep communications open

As the saying goes, "the solution to bad speech is more speech." As your local community newspaper, we believe that that's why we're here. That's not what we see in the communications guidelines for members of the Clarkston Board of Education....more >>

Keiser's RoleA column by Trevor Keiser

Power of the press

"Even though we never like it, and even though we wish they didn't write it, and even though we disapprove, there isn't any doubt at all that we could not do the job at all in a free society without a very, very active press....more >>

Letters to the editor

City minutes wanted sooner

Dear Editor, I will admit that I do not read the Clarkston Village meeting minutes in the Clarkston News as there is even less content in this "summary" version than there is in the official full version....more >>

Letters to the editor

Thanks for dedicated service

Dear Editor, I wish to comment Mr Larry Rosso for his long and valued service on the Independence Township Board. Larry was always a moderate and thoughtful voice on a board that could get very contentious and he also acted as chair during the long absence of Supervisor Wagner....more >>

Words from the Sup't

Superintendent's case for bond approval

On Feb. 1, 2012, a majority of states, including Michigan, hundreds of school districts, thousands of teachers, and nearly 2 million students participated in "Digital Learning Day"; a nationwide celebration of innovative teaching and learning through digital media and technology that engages students and provides them with a rich, personalized educational experience....more >>

A Parent's Perspective

Parents as advocates for kids

For 115 years, PTA has served as a powerful voice for children and families. It has transformed the world's perception of how society should treat children. PTA founder Alice Birney envisioned this role for her fledgling organization, which attracted 2,000 people to its first national convention....more >>
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Born April 18th
1817: George Henry Lewes, philosophical writer.
1857: Clarence S. Darrow, lawyer.
1864: Richard Harding Davis, journalist.
1918: Clifton Keith Hillegass, founder of the study guides known as Cliff's Notes.
1940: Ed Garvey, labor leader.
April 18th
in history
1950: The first transatlantic jet passenger trip is completed.
1954: Colonel Nasser seizes power in Egypt.
1978: The U.S. Senate approves the transfer of the Panama Canal to Panama.
1980: Zimbabwe's (Rhodesia) formal independence from Britain is proclaimed.
1983: A suicide bomber kills U.S. Marines at the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon.